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Pharmacology - Introduction

My Distance Learning College


In today's medical environment, the nurse is a pivotal member of the healthcare team with increasing responsibility, this includes exercising judgement in the management of the patient's drug therapy.

To do this effectively requires an understanding of drug action and the ability to detect and evaluate both beneficial and adverse responses to drugs. The greater your knowledge of how drugs act, and how they are used in clinical practice, the more you will be able to anticipate drug responses in your patients.

This will make you more effective in counselling your patients on their drug therapy, and in optimising their drug administration for maximum benefit. In this course you will explore the importance of pharmacology to nursing practice. The basic language of pharmacology is introduced and the terms "pharmacodynamics" and "pharmacokinetics" will be explored.

This course look at:

  • The Application of Pharmacology to Nursing
  • The Administration, Absorption, Distribution and Elimination of Drugs
  • Pharmacokinetics and Drug Action
  • How Drugs Act


Pharmacology - Introduction Diploma

Pharmacology - Introduction Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9073
cost $460.00
estimated time to
complete course
80 Hours
course materials
365 Days